One of the major attractions in the motherboard segment at Computex 2014 was ASUS’s ROG Maximus VII Formula. Equipped with Intel’s latest Z97 chipset and hybrid cooling solution, Maximus VII formula is a must have for enthusiast overclockers and water cooling maniacs. Its also one of the first boards to feature new SATA Express technology and this time it comes with ROG Armor which was only exclusively to their TUF Sabertooth boards.
ASUS ROG Maximus VII Formula Features
ASUS has further improved its hybrid cooling solution with the introduction of CrossChill Copper. The CrossChill Copper hybrid-cooling channel is made up of highly-conductive, corrosion-resistant copper which not only improves heat dissipation but also increases life span. Maximus VII Formula now comes with G 1/4″ threads resulting in more varied compatibility with water cooling equipment while liquid cooling helps decrease MOSFETs temperature by up to 23˚ C.
ROG boards are famous for their gaming grade audio chips, making them stand out from the average on-board sound cards. ASUS ROG Maximus VII Formula features SupremeFX Formula 2014 audio chip with its own dedicated PCB. New technologies help protection against electromagnetic interface (EMI) and top-notch components deliver best-in-class audio quality. The Sonic SenseAmp brings more treats to gamers, eliminating the need of a dedicated headphone amp. There are tonnes of new Sonic audio goodies om-board the Maximus VII Formula.
The state of the art Intel Gigabit Ethernet delivers lag-free efficient experience. ASUS’s exclusive GameFirst III gives top priority to gaming ensuring that there are no delays in gameplay and gamers with Maximus VII Formula are always a step ahead from their rivals. ROG armor improves overall system stability and usage thanks to a two-part design. It comprises of strong ABS plastic cover and SECC backplate. Its purpose is to block heat from graphics cards and prevent bending during mishandling of the board.
Last but not the least, the mean machines are covered by hybrid cooling heatsinks but no one can deny their hard work. Maximus VII Formula features DIGI+ III VRM design providing ultra stable power to the components and ensuring durability even after punishing the board to its limits with insane overclocks.
ASUS Maximus VII Formula Specifications
|Processor||LGA 1150 Socket|
Intel 4th & 5th Generation Core i3/i5/i7
|Chipset||Intel Z97 Express|
|Memory||4 DIMMs; Dual-Channel Memory|
up to 32 GB 3300 MHZ+ OC
|Expansion Slots||2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (single x16, dual x8,x8)|
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (max x4)
2 x PCIe x1
1x mini-PCIe on mPCIe Combo III card
|Graphics||Intel HD GraphicsIntel InTru 3D / Quick Sync Video / Clear Video HD Technology / InsiderDisplayPort 1.2|
|Multi-GPU||NVIDIA Quad-GPU SLI/ AMD Quad-CrossFireX|
|Storage||10 x SATA III 6 GB/s ports|
2 x SATA Express ports
1 x M.2 Socket
|Networking/LAN||Intel® I218-V Gigabit LAN with GameFirst III and ASUS LANGuard|
|USB||8 x USB 3.0 ports (6 on back panel, 2 mid-board)|
6 x USB 2.0 ports (2 on back panel, 4 mid-board)
|Audio||ROG SupremeFX Formula 2014 8-channel high-definition audio|
|Dimensions/Form-factor||ATX, 12-inch x 9.6-inch (30.5cm x 24.4cm)|
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